Last week was a good week for Greece. Here is what happened:
- Credit rating agencies upgraded the economy by 6 degrees, after a record of consecutive downgrades for 2 years now.
- The European Central Bank is buying again state bonds from Greece.
- A Greek billionaire, blamed for tax fraud of 701 million euros is arrested and actually in jail. So is the former minister of defence for abuse of public money.
- A new bill for a much faster jurisdiction system was introduced in plenary.
- A “villa” occupied for 20 years by anarchists, used as an asylum for rioters and their illegal material, was finally recuperated by the police.
In other words, the state seems to work as it should. It is not anything to cheer about, but the first steps of recovery are always the most powerful ones. And the hardest to take. Getting Greece out of the ciris is probably one of the most challenging tasks that a politician ever took worldwide. Antonis Samaras won the election amid criticism, disbelief, distrust, cynicism for the future of his government and the country. Everyone started talking about a temporary solution, with one more Prime Minister that promises a lot and won’t be able to deliver.